Strategic Leadership

The telltale traits of a bully

July 25, 2018
Do you know anyone in your workplace who has the following traits? If so, they just might be a bully.

Before you join that ‘cool’ project

July 25, 2018
You may be excited for the opportunity to do something new—and showcase your talents—but just make sure that it doesn’t end up being a big waste of your time and energy. Follow these tips.

Oh, the passion!

July 12, 2018
Q. If I see one more claim from someone on LinkedIn about how “passionate” they are about their work, I’ll lose it. Really, how many people are lying through their teeth about their so-called “passion”?

Rivet your focus for best results

July 12, 2018
The best strategic thinkers attribute their success to one word: focus. They rivet their attention on their highest priorities—and sweep away less important matters.

Nobody likes a know-it-all

July 12, 2018
Both you and your people will benefit if you can show a little humility through simple asides, like “Sometimes I jump to conclusions.”

A post-conference checklist to lock in learning

July 5, 2018
So the professional conference you attended was great—but now you’re back in the office, and the clock is ticking on the knowledge you were given. Run down these steps to guarantee you get what you pay for at a training conference, and can share its highlights with your colleagues who weren’t lucky enough to attend.

Survive this quiz and you’re a project manager

July 5, 2018
We believe you need 35 points to survive the high-wire act of being a project manager …

The business meeting that got stunningly truthful

July 4, 2018
The company I was working for was in trouble, and everyone seemed to know it. Bonuses stopped; goals weren’t met. People were nervous.

You need a new relationship with your employees

June 22, 2018
The old attitudes will not work anymore, writes author Steven L. Blue. Rather than exploit, today’s leaders need to capitalize on and nurture the human spirit.

Surveys will continue until morale improves

June 14, 2018
Q. We’re thinking of surveying our entire workforce specifically about their morale. Do you think that’s a good move, or might it come across as weak?